Who are we?

12visitme is an idea of Marc van Opstal, a 39 year old guy from Amsterdam in the Netherlands. And Marc has also been designing and implementing this website. And is responsible for Marketing and partnerships.

Marc van Opstal

"I am very positive, relaxed, like to have good times with friends and family. And I like to improve, myself, other people, organisations and the world. I am concerned about the future of the world. I believe you should start improving by giving people the possibility to sustainable development of themselves and their living environment!

Marc & EstherI was born in Breda, in the south of the Netherlands. My parents owned small businesses, both a television store and a local pub. I have studied Information Technology in Eindhoven, and have worked for ten years in the Telecommunications industry on all kind of jobs in Marketing, Sales, Customer Care, Finance and Operations.

After some period of working on taking over a hotel-restaurant together with my wife Esther, I have been working for the NGO NABUUR.com as Volunteer Manager, helping online volunteers to help other people. Since August 2007 I started as freelance consultant on Internet, Telecom and Charities via 12advice, one of my other initiatives. And in the beginning of 2008 I started with the development of the website of 12visitme, which was launched in June 2008"